The excellent Twitter client MeTweets gets updated for Windows Phone 8
If you like straight up Twitter clients with a ton of features, you can’t go wrong with the newcomer MeTweets (hopefully you picked it up for free recently). The app has quickly become one of our favorites for its no-nonsense, Metro UI take on Twitter for Windows Phone.
Version 1.2 just came on to the Store and it has numerous fixes and new features for Windows Phone 7 users and if you’re on Windows Phone 8, you get quite a few too.
The change log is quite extensive for the app and we have to say so far it’s working quite well:
- Windows Phone 8: Wide Live Tile
- Windows Phone 8: lockscreen notification counter
- You can now choose your retweet-style
- Suggestions for hashtags while typing
- Tapping a profile image in your timelines brings you to the user’s profile
- Profile page now shows if a user is following you
- There is no longer a limit on the number of notifications you can receive in one day
- Bug fixes (the app no longer crashes when you return via the task switcher)
Not a bad set of updates. We should also mention that for Windows Phone 8 you do get the rapid resume feature too, which means when you tap the Live Tile after already having done so earlier, the app does not re-launch but instead resumes from where you left off. Scrolling is also much smoother now due to the Windows Phone 8 API enhancements and dual-core CPU support.
And for you HTC 8X owners, the full 720P ratio is supported now too, so no wasted space.
Regarding the lockscreen notifications, you can use the counter or the billboard feature, which will show your messages right on your Lockscreen. Of course you could also use both for the ultimate in Twitter awareness.
Overall, MeTweets is a solid app. Sure, it may lack personality but it’s simple to use, smooth, fast and easy on the eyes. MeTweets goes for $1.49 in the Store with a free trial here. Highly recommended.
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I still prefer Mehdoh because of the layout, which I think it's the best on WP7-8. Gleek and Rowi are very good but they waste a ton of horizontal space in the tweets layout.
MeTweets is good right now and already support WP8 and the new resolutions/features. Use it while Mehdoh get and updated version and compare to MeTweets to choose again.